22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Raseborg
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Inari
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Teijo national park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Raseborg Castle and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore Raseborg's surroundings by going to Helsinki (Room Escape Games & Sibelius Monument).

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Raseborg trip planner.

New York City, USA to Raseborg is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Raseborg hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Helsinki, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, and then browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Raseborg to Savonlinna with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): hit the slopes at Ruka and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Savonlinna in May: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 50°F and lows are around 34°F. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): trek along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Kuusamo to Muonio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in May, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Akaslompolo
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visiting Lake Inari and Tuula's Reindeer will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Lemmenjoki National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planner .

You can drive from Muonio to Inari in 3 hours. May in Inari sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at The Church of the Holy Cross and Korpo Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kurjenrahka National Park and Archangel Michael's church. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku journey site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Turku: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Korpo Church, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip maker app .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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